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AC Milan replaces Vincenzo Montella with Gennaro Gattuso

By Andrew Dampf, Associated Press In the end, Vincenzo Montella became a victim of the heightened expectations at AC Milan. When a club spends more than 200 million euros (nearly $250 million) on new players in the offseason, six wins in 14 matches and seventh place in the standings are simply not enough. Unable to produce inspiring results with a completely revamped squad, Montella was fired as coach of AC Milan on Monday and replaced by Gennaro Gattuso. "We all raised expectations a little too much in the summer but the fault lies only with the coach," Montella said. "These players deserve much more and I'm sure that they'll be able to emerge from this difficult period." Milan has won only two of its past nine matches and has as many losses — six — as wins. The Rossoneri have been beaten by Lazio, Roma, Inter, Juventus and Napoli — the top five teams in the standings. "Coaching Milan was an honor, and working with this team was even better," Montella wrote on Twitter. "I hope Rino can restore Milan to where it belongs." The move came a day after a dispiriting 0-0 draw at home with Torino. Milan announced in a statement that it had "parted ways" with Montella. "We are very grateful to Mr. Montella and his staff for all the work done up to today, their commitment and professionalism," the club said. "Management of the first team is entrusted to Gennaro Gattuso." A seven-time European champion, Milan is also facing financial fair play inquiries from UEFA after an offseason spending spree brought in an entire squad's worth of new players. There have been questions over the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased Milan from Silvio Berlusconi for $800 million in April. The club needs a top-four finish and a place in the Champions League to acquire more cash flow. Gattuso, a gritty midfielder who had been in charge of the club's youth squad, won the 2003 and 2007 Champions League titles with Milan as a player. The 39-year-old Gattuso also previously coached Sion, Palermo, OFI Crete and Pisa. Gattuso, who also helped Italy win the 2006 World Cup title, was known for his intensity and relentlessness on the field — qualities the current Milan squad has lacked. After the appointment, Berlusconi tweeted that he had a "long and affectionate and cordial phone call with my old warrior Rino Gattuso." Gattuso becomes Milan's seventh coach (including caretakers) since now-Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri was fired in January 2014. Montella was hired in June 2016 and led Milan to a sixth-place finish and a Europa League spot last season — ending a drought of three years without playing in continental competition. Milan opened the season by winning all four of its Europa League qualifying matches and its first two Serie A games. Then a 4-1 loss at Lazio showed how vulnerable the squad was. Leonardo Bonucci, Italy's top defender who was brought in from Juventus during the offseason, has had a difficult start with his new club and the big group of new players has failed to gel. The other new players brought in were forwards Andre Silva (FC Porto) and Nikola Kalinic (Fiorentina); midfielders Franck Kessie, Andrea Conti (Atalanta), Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen) and Lucas Biglia (Lazio); and defenders Ricardo Rodriguez (Wolfsburg) and Mateo Musacchio (Villarreal). Milan's few highlights this season have come in the Europa League, including a 5-1 rout of Austria Vienna last week that ensured a spot in the knockout stage. Montella's biggest achievement with Milan was winning the Italian Super Cup over Juventus in a penalty shootout in December 2016. Gattuso's debut will come at last-place Benevento on Sunday. He will be presented on Tuesday. Also, Cristian Bucchi was fired by Sassuolo on Monday, making it six firings in Serie A this season after changes by Cagliari, Benevento, Genoa and Udinese......»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnNov 28th, 2017

Gattuso looking to bring team spirit back to AC Milan

By Daniella Matar, Associated Press CARNAGO, Italy (AP) — Known for his intensity and relentlessness on the field, Gennaro Gattuso is hoping to bring that same attitude back to AC Milan as coach. Gattuso was a gritty midfielder who helped Milan to two Serie A titles and two Champions League trophies. He also won the World Cup with Italy in 2006. The 39-year-old Gattuso has replaced Vincenzo Montella as coach. Montella was fired on Monday after winning only six of Milan's 14 league matches despite spending more than 200 million euros (nearly $250 million) on new players in the offseason. "I think this team can do a lot more," Gattuso said Tuesday at Milanello, the club's training ground. "We need to become a team, we have to go onto the field as a group ... we need a battlefield spirit but there is talent." Gattuso had that spirit when he was a player, but he won't be playing now. "I think it's reductive to keep talking about Gattuso as a player," he said. "The spirit and never-say-die attitude has stayed with me. I never want to lose even playing table football against my son, that's always there. "But I studied to become a coach, they didn't gift me my license. You don't prepare for matches just with heart and determination ... you also need to work on the physical condition and technical and tactical preparation." Milan's first match under Gattuso will be on Sunday at Benevento, which has yet to earn a point this season. Milan is in seventh place in Serie A and 11 points behind fourth-place Roma, which occupies the last qualifying berth for the Champions League. "I have to think about Benevento as if it's the World Cup final," Gattuso said. Gattuso, who has never coached in the top division, previously coached at Sion, Palermo, OFI Crete and Pisa. He resigned from OFI — twice — with the club in financial difficulty and unable to pay wages. He also struggled with poor working conditions at Pisa. Milan is facing financial fair play inquiries from UEFA because of its spending spree, while there have been questions about the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased the club from Silvio Berlusconi for $800 million in April. "I have heard it said that the club has problems but the wages for the players arrive punctually," Gattuso said. "I love my job, I do it with great passion. It gives me a lot of adrenaline. For me the dream continues. It's a privilege to coach a team like this.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 29th, 2017

Donnarumma in tears after Milan fans jeer him

By Daniella Matar, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — A visibly shaken Gianluigi Donnarumma was comforted by AC Milan teammate Leonardo Bonucci as insults poured down on the teenage goalkeeper from the fans. And that was only the warmup. Donnarumma has swiftly gone from being one of Milan's most adored players to its most hated. After a protracted saga appeared to be settled in the offseason by Donnarumma signing a contract until 2021, speculation over his future has started again and supporters have had enough. Despite the new deal being worth 6 million euros ($7 million) a year and including the signing of his older brother as Milan's third-choice goalkeeper, Donnarumma and his agent, Mino Raiola, are reportedly looking to annul the contract because he felt pressure to agree to it. Before Wednesday's Italian Cup victory over Hellas Verona, fans unveiled a giant banner saying: "Moral abuse, 6 million a year and the signing of a parasite brother? Now go, our patience is finished." There were jeers ahead of the kick-off when the 18-year-old Donnarumma's name was read out, and shouts for him to leave. He was in tears as he was comforted by Bonucci. Donnarumma had to play the first half below the giant banner and his every touch was greeted with boos.   E’ stata una brutta serata e non me l'aspettavo ! Non ho mai detto ne scritto di aver subito violenza morale quando ho firmato il contratto. Nonostante tutto guardo avanti e testa alla prossima partita..forza milan!🔴⚫️ A post shared by Gianluigi Donnarumma (@gigiodonna99) on Dec 14, 2017 at 11:30am PST "It was an awful night that I didn't expect!" Donnarumma wrote on Instagram on Thursday. "I never said nor wrote that I had suffered psychological pressure when I signed the contract. Despite everything I am looking forward and have my mind on the next game ... Forza Milan!" Milan, which is seventh in the standings, plays Verona again in Serie A on Sunday. "Of course he's upset, he's only 18," Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said after Wednesday's match. "For the age that he is, there's no doubt that he will become the best goalkeeper in the world, but he's not calm and it can't be easy to go out on the pitch and be criticized by your own fans. I can only say that while he is with me he will always have my total protection. "They're turning a lad of 18 into a monster. And he doesn't deserve it, he has incredible values. Luckily this was a match where there weren't many people (about 9,000). Imagine how difficult it would have been with 50-60,000." It's not the first time Donnarumma has faced insults from the stands. He had fake money thrown at him during Italy's Under-21 European Championship opener against Denmark in June after it was announced he would not be renewing his contract, while a banner emblazoned with "Dollarumma" was also displayed. "We understand the fans but I ask them to boo our opponents and not our players," Milan sporting director Massimiliano Mirabelli said. "Gigio is a young lad and he's not entirely at fault, he loves Milan and one day he will understand what's good and what's bad. "He needs to be supported and the club will do so because he is an asset. We know where the evil comes from and we hope to resolve this problem in the next few months." Mirabelli said Milan "has no intention of selling Donnarumma" and criticized Raiola. "I don't have any plans to meet with Raiola. I don't have anything to say to him," Mirabelli said. "There's a man who is trying to damage our image but he is becoming more a showman than anything else. We laugh about it, but he won't get away with it. "Gigio has never said he wants to leave, otherwise he would never have signed through to 2021. There's someone who is trying to organize something deliberately, but we will look out for Milan's interests in every arena." Donnarumma has been playing for Milan since October 2015, when he became the youngest goalkeeper to start a Serie A match, at the age of 16 years, 8 months, 6 days. He has made four senior Italy appearances and is likely to take over as the No. 1 after Gianluigi Buffon retired from international duty following the Azzurri's failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 15th, 2017

Sevilla hopes big-match experience counts vs Bayern in CL

By Tales Azzoni, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Faring well against some of Europe's top teams has given Sevilla confidence of matching Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals. Sevilla eliminated Manchester United in the last 16 and was a few minutes away from defeating Barcelona in the Spanish league last weekend. The Spanish club hosts five-time European champion Bayern on Tuesday in the first leg at Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium. "We are getting used to playing these high-profile matches every three days," Sevilla coach Vincenzo Montella said on Monday. "It helps us become better and maximize the talent that we have." Sevilla got past United 2-1 on aggregate, drawing at home and winning in Manchester. On Saturday, it was comfortably defeating Spanish league leader Barcelona 2-0 until the 88th minute, when Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi scored to salvage a 2-2 draw. "They are different matches, but Bayern and Barcelona have the same game philosophy," Sevilla midfielder Pablo Sarabia said. "We will need to play with intensity and be very efficient. We will rely on our own weapons and in the end we will see if that's enough to eliminate Bayern and advance." Bayern, in the quarterfinals for the ninth time in 10 seasons and coming off a 6-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga, was not taking Sevilla lightly despite being considered the clear favorite. "The best example to back up what I think of the danger Sevilla can pose to us is its performance against Barcelona on Saturday," Bayern defender Javi Martinez said. "Sevilla's rise in recent seasons has been meteoric. Sevilla is one of the most dangerous rivals we could have been drawn against." Sevilla is trying to establish itself as a major player in the Champions League after winning the Europa League three times in the last four seasons. It is in the last eight for the first time in nearly 60 years. Last year, it was eliminated in the last 16 by Leicester. "We can learn a lot from what happened last season," Sarabia said. "We played a great match against Leicester in our stadium but we didn't capitalize on the many chances we created. We ended paying for that in the return match in England." Montella won't be able to count on suspended midfielder Ever Banega on Tuesday, while Heynckes will likely have midfielder Arturo Vidal available following an unspecified muscle injury......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

Donnarumma replaces Buffon

MILAN: AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma wrote his name into Italian football history books on Thursday (Friday in Manila) by becoming the youngest goalkeeper to play for the Azzurri. Donnarumma, 17, replaced Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon for the .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2016

Oil palm plantations, mills planned for Davao region

DAVAO CITY — Several initiatives are underway for the development of oil palm plantations with milling facilities in Davao Region involving proponents from Malaysia, the world’s second biggest producer of palm oil. Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. President Arturo M. Milan said the chamber is preparing to sign an agreement with members… link: Oil palm plantations, mills planned for Davao region.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsApr 16th, 2018

Oil palm plantations, mills planned for Davao region

DAVAO CITY — Several initiatives are underway for the development of oil palm plantations with milling facilities in Davao Region involving proponents from Malaysia, the world’s second biggest producer of palm oil. Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. President Arturo M. Milan said the chamber is preparing to sign an agreement with members […] The post Oil palm plantations, mills planned for Davao region appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

Davao airport already crowded, says biz leader

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 Apr) – The terminals at the Francisco Bangoy International Airport here are already crowded with the increased number of tourists, and expected to worsen with the possible opening of international flights to three destinations. Arturo Milan, president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII), urged government […] The post Davao airport already crowded, says biz leader appeared first on MindaNews......»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

Davao City council starts filling up vacancies

THE DAVAO CITY council seat that was left vacant by the resignation of Paolo Z. Duterte as vice mayor has been filled with the appointment of a new councilor. Carmelo J. Clarion, a barangay chairman, took his oath of office as a member of the local legislature Monday. Mr. Clarion replaces former councilor Bernard E. […] The post Davao City council starts filling up vacancies appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 10th, 2018

Fashion label dies with us, say Dolce and Gabbana

MILAN — Italian fashion icons Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said last week that their famed Dolce & Gabbana label would die with them. “Once we’re dead, we’re dead. I don’t want a Japanese designer to start designing Dolce & Gabbana,” Gabbana, 55, said in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. The veteran […] The post Fashion label dies with us, say Dolce and Gabbana appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Oscar Albayalde replaces Dela Rosa; Carlito Galvez takes over AFP - Philippine Star

Oscar Albayalde replaces Dela Rosa; Carlito Galvez takes over AFP - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsApr 5th, 2018

Dominant at home, Europe where Bayern & City measure success

By Rob Harris, Associated Press Three of the teams in the Champions League quarterfinals are in a luxurious position, and running away with their domestic competitions allows them to concentrate on European glory. Manchester City and Bayern Munich could even secure trophies between the first and second legs in Europe over the next week or so. City, which travels to Liverpool in an all-northwest England quarterfinal on Wednesday, has a 16-point lead in the Premier League. Bayern, which is a point better off at the Bundesliga summit, visits on Tuesday a Sevilla side that is in the European Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 60 years. Barcelona has a nine-point lead at home as it prepares to host Roma on Wednesday, with defending champion Real Madrid trailing by 13 points in third place. Madrid, though, is a European force. Champions League winners in three of the last four seasons, Zinedine Zidane's side visits Serie A leader Juventus on Tuesday. A closer look at the quarterfinal match-ups: ___ JUVENTUS-REAL MADRID Has Gareth Bale done enough to retain his place in Madrid's starting lineup? Either side of the recent international break, Bale scored three goals in two matches. But he wasn't entrusted with a starting place in the round of 16 against Paris Saint-Germain — reflecting the uncertainty surrounding the Wales forward's status in the squad. "I'm pleased with his performance," Madrid coach Zidane said after Bale scored twice in a 3-0 win at relegation-threatened Las Palmas on Saturday. "You'll have to wait and see if he plays on Tuesday." Lucas Vazquez could drop out if Zidane restores the "BBC" front-line of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Bale. Bale, though, could miss out again if Madrid decide to add an extra midfielder for the first leg in Turin by including Marco Asensio or Francisco "Isco" Alarcon. Madrid and Juventus are meeting for the first time since last season's final when the Spanish capital club swept to a 12th European title. The only Champions League final Madrid has failed to reach in the last four seasons was in 2014-15 — when it lost to Juventus in the semifinals. Juventus must raise its game after struggling in Serie A recently. After a 0-0 draw at lowly Spal, the team was outplayed by AC Milan for much of Saturday's match before Juan Cuadrado came off the bench to turn things around. On his first appearance after more than three months out with a groin injury, Cuadrado grabbed the crucial second goal in a 3-1 win. "He's come back well and has astounded me," Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said, "because often in the past he hasn't done well coming off the bench." Juventus is once again in the hunt for a treble, leading Serie A by four points and through to the Italian Cup final. ___ BARCELONA-ROMA Barcelona can count on Lionel Messi again but how fit is he? After missing recent Argentina games with a muscular problem, he made a scoring return from the bench on Saturday against Sevilla to preserve Barcelona's unbeaten La Liga record this season. Coach Ernesto Valverde, however, said Messi is still bothered by pain heading into the game against Roma. The Italian capital club is awaiting a prognosis on Radja Nainggolan's thigh injury. The Belgium international, who has started all of Roma's Champions League matches, limped off 16 minutes into Saturday's 1-1 draw at Bologna. Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco is doubtful Nainggolan will recover in time "He is the 'Ninja,'" Di Francesco said. "He told me to wait and tried to run it off, but if he had to give up and leave the pitch that means there's really something wrong and the problem is serious." With Roma prioritizing the game against Barcelona, the lack of depth was evident on Saturday when Edin Dzeko had to come off the bench to salvage a draw. __ LIVERPOOL-MAN CITY City makes a return trip to the only stadium where it has lost during an otherwise unbeaten Premier League campaign. With Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane boasting 75 goals between them this season, Liverpool has an impressive attacking armory to take on Pep Guardiola's side. "They are almost unstoppable," Guardiola said. "The way Liverpool play is so complicated for us. We know that. They are so quick, they are so good." The 4-3 loss at Anfield in January was a blip in City's progression to the Premier League title that can be sealed with a win against Manchester United on Saturday. With the European first leg on Wednesday and the return at the Etihad Stadium next Tuesday, Guardiola's predicament will be whether to rest players for the Manchester derby and potentially miss out on winning the Premier League in perhaps the sweetest way. Guardiola is hoping to welcome Sergio Aguero back from a knee injury that has kept the striker out of action for a month. While Liverpool is England's most successful side with five European Cups, City has never won the competition. Guardiola, though, led Barcelona to two Champions League titles. ___ SEVILLA-BAYERN MUNICH Bayern's players must be dreading the sight of Sevilla: Spanish teams have eliminated them in the past four seasons. Before then, Bayern lifted the European Cup in the all-German 2013 final against Borussia Dortmund when Jupp Heynckes completed a treble before stepping down. The 72-year-old coach was brought out of retirement to return in October when Carlo Ancelotti was fired after losing to PSG. Heynckes has overseen a remarkable turnaround, with Bayern on course to repeat the 2013 treble. Sevilla, though, keeps on upsetting more illustrious sides. Not only was Jose Mourinho's Manchester United stunned in the round of 16 but Barcelona was held to a draw on Saturday. Sevilla, which won the Europa League in 2014, 2015 and 2016, is contesting its first European Cup quarterfinal since 1958. ___ Tales Azzoni in Madrid, Daniella Matar in Milan and Ciaran Fahey in Berlin contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

In Focus: This Pinoy Fast Food Chain Launching In Milan Somehow Shakes The Italians

A Filipino comfort food staple inadvertently turned into an Italian culinary nightmare.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018

In Focus: Jollibee And Its Sweet Style Spaghetti Launching In Milan Somehow Shakes The Italians

A Filipino comfort food staple inadvertently turned into an Italian culinary nightmare.....»»

Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

Juventus faces AC Milan test before Real Madrid blockbuster

MILAN: Napoli can stake a claim to the Serie A title against strugglers Sassuolo this weekend, with champions Juventus facing a stiff test against AC Milan before next week’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid. Juventus, who go into Saturday’s action with next Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final, first-leg game against the Spanish champions in Turin [...] The post Juventus faces AC Milan test before Real Madrid blockbuster appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMar 30th, 2018

Ancajas leads Elorde honorees; Pacquiao main guest speaker

World champion Jerwin Ancajas heads the honorees in the 18th Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Memorial Awards and Banquet of Champions Sunday night at the Grand Ballroom of Okada Hotel Manila.   Ancajas, who is slated to make his fifth defense of the International Boxing Federation super flyweight title against countryman Jonas Sultan in May, along with former IBF light flyweight titlist Milan Melindo and former World Boxing Organization bantamweight king Marlon Tapales will be feted as Boxers of the Year for 2017.   Melindo yielded his title to Ryoichi Taguchi by unanimous decision last Dec. 31 in Ota City, Japan, while Tapales lost his crown to the weight scales before ...Keep on reading: Ancajas leads Elorde honorees; Pacquiao main guest speaker.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 24th, 2018

UE looking at former Kia mentor Chris Gavina as head coach

University of the East may very well be looking outside the collegiate arena for its next head coach. According to several sources, the Red Warriors are closely looking at Chris Gavina to sit on its long-empty head coaching chair. The Recto-based school is expected to go some sort of rebuild for the upcoming season and apparently wants a fresh mind to be overseeing all of it. “We are looking to add a bright, young mind (who) will help teach our players,” a source said. Enter Gavina who called the shots for Kia in the PBA for one year before resigning last December. There, he made his name getting something out of a talent-lacking lineup. At present, the 39-year-old serves as tactician for playoff team Valenzuela Classic in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League. As per a source, character will also be the foremost determining factors for UE’s next head coach. “The most important thing is that he is someone who has good character,” the source said. The Recto-based team has been searching for a new head coach after former mentor Derrick Pumaren handed in his resignation late last year. Pumaren registered a record of 21-35 in his four years at the helm for his alma mater. Whoever replaces him has the unenviable task of, first and foremost, convincing 49-point man Alvin Pasaol and court general Philip Manalang to stay. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Tod’s launches new campaign during Milan Fashion Week

TOD'S is pleased to announce American top model Kendall Jenner and well-known Italian dancer Roberto Bolle as the talents for TOD'S SS18 advertising campaign. An exclusive launch event was held during Milan Fashion Week last January 14, 2018 to reveal the campaign and celebrate the unique Italian lifestyle, with several distinguished guests including American singer Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis, German actor Louis Hofmann, Chinese model Jin Dachua, American British ballet dancer Eric Underwood, American actor Will Peltz, Spanish model Andres Velencoso, Italian actor Lorenzo Richelmy and Chinese actor Hu Yi Tian. In the Philippines, Tod's is exclusively distributed by Stores Speci...Keep on reading: Tod’s launches new campaign during Milan Fashion Week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

Nancy Lieberman to coach team in BIG3 league

NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman will coach a team in the BIG3 this season. Lieberman, a former basketball star who has coached in the NBA, WNBA and NBA Development League, will lead the Power team, the league announced Wednesday. She replaces Clyde Drexler, who recently accepted a job as commissioner of the 3-on-3 league of former NBA players. “Nancy is one of the sharpest basketball minds and also one of the most competitive,” Drexler said. “Her experience and basketball acumen will stand out in the BIG3, which is filled with star players and coaches.” Lieberman was a three-time All-American at Old Dominion and two-time U.S. Olympian. She was a head coach in the WNBA and the Dallas Mavericks’ minor league affiliate, plus an assistant for the Sacramento Kings. “It’s an honor and privilege for me to be a part of the BIG3 and its vision,” Lieberman said. “We have former NBA players and Hall of Fame coaches who still love the game, have a deep respect for the competition, and a passion to play competitive basketball. It’s in our DNA.” Co-founded by entertainer Ice Cube, the league returns this summer for its second season. The half-court league played in 10 cities, and the Power finished fourth out of eight teams. “Nancy’s a winner, and I expect her to win in this league,” Cube said. The season kicks off June 22 at the Toyota Center in Houston......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

Versace and Furla join designer labels ditching fur

MILAN — Italian fashion house Versace and handbag and accessories maker Furla said they would stop using real fur in their creations, joining a growing list of luxury labels turning their backs on the fur industry. Fashion houses around the world are bowing to pressure and using alternatives to real fur amid pressure from animal […] The post Versace and Furla join designer labels ditching fur appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

New post for sacked exec

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has appointed the cousin of his partner, Honeylet Avanceña, to a new government post after firing her late last year. Appointment papers released by Malacañang on Friday show Melissa Avanceña Aradanas was appointed as deputy secretary general of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council. Aradanas replaces….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018